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Old 03-09-2004, 10:25 PM   #31
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All car manufacturers make lemons, there is no infallible car.
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anyhew, one of my friends once let me drive their acura integra - at the time, i was pretty excited, cause i'd heard that they were pretty fast. got in, fired it up, and babied it during it'* warm up time. when it was finally warmed up, i gave it a good run through on the gears. revved up fast, but you didn't really feel anything until the higher rpm'*. also made the mistake of a) trying a second gear start - *shudders* the car barely moved, not joking and b) trying a 1-3 shift - the car lurched back and bogged into some pretty freakin low RPM'*..

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the reason you didnt feel anything tell higher RPM is cuz of the VTEC and Hondas have a power band just like the 2cycle motors (well kinda)
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All car manufacturers make lemons, there is no infallible car.
If there was, one of the lines on that graph would be vertical at zero, heh. If only :P
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Update, my "die hard" pontiac friend picked-up his new Acura TL yesterday - for the first 24 hours, apparently the best car he has ever owned! I am still having trouble coming to grips with this turn of events - however when I park my Bonneville next to his, I would take my car anytime but I am quickly coming to the conclusion, that my preferences are now in the minority. I cannot help but be concerned about the future of the Bonneville - the executive rocket ship might soon have its last landing! Let'* enjoy while we can...
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let`* see in our household...one 92SSE/ 03 RSX/77Subaru( 2.5 imprezza turbo implant/ 41 *****`* so we like both ..
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I agree with him
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The Acura TL is a heck of a car for the money. People on the BMW forums are really debating spending $60k for a 5 series or $35k for a TL. While it has some cheap interior bits, the TL is a very nice car for that price range. Acura has done well on this one....

(Yes, it'* a gussied up Accord, but a lot BETTER LOOKING than the ugly Accord)
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You cant take a bad experience with one car and assume that ALL other cars like it are bad, thats horrible logic. There are good cars and there are bad cars, you could get the top rated model in the market and it could still screw up on you.
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First I will start by saying I love both my bonnies. I do however own a 1991 Toyota pickup that I have had for 4 or 5 years. It has like 269,000 miles on it and still runs like a champ. I love driving stick shift also. I only use the pickup now to pull my camper or if we need to haul something. My boss drives an Acura and has had to have more repairs like tranny replaced 2 times in the past year and the car is a 2002-2003. I would rather have my bonnies over any other vehicle. Part of the reason I decided to buy the first bonnie was that I was driving the pickup everyday to work, flying down the highway at 70 mph and realized if I had an accident I would be dead for sure. I got the bonnie and fell in love! My steering wheel has the buttons to control radio and temperature, I even have a steering wheel dimmer button on it. I love the dic and wouldn't trade the car for nuthin'
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I do however own a 1991 Toyota pickup that I have had for 4 or 5 years. It has like 269,000 miles on it and still runs like a champ.
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